Anita McGaha, M.Ed. SSP, LPA
I specialize in working with children, adolescents, and young adults.
I am a Licensed Psychological Associate (LPA) through the NC Psychology Board since 2008. I am a retired School Psychologist who has worked with the Cumberland County Schools for 21 years, where I worked with children/young adults ranging in age from 4 to 22. I completed the Specialist in School Psychology (SSP) degree at Louisiana State University in Shreveport in 2000, as well as the Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree in 1999. I have worked in private practice settings in the past, including Fayetteville Psychiatric Associates and Autism Therapeutic Services. I also have a history of working for the Department of Social Services (Child Protective Services) early in my career. My undergraduate degree in Sociology was completed at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNC-P) in 1991.
My entire career has focused on children, adolescents and young adults. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, ADHD, Autism, Mood Disorders, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Developmental Disorders, as well as many other emotional/behavioral issues. I also have extensive experience in completing Psychological Evaluations, including cognitive, behavioral, adaptive, educational, and some neuropsychological assessments. I believe that early intervention can lead to more positive outcomes for children as they grow and learn. Gaining coping skills and more adaptive behavioral responses are important in overcoming obstacles in their path. I incorporate various therapy models/resources, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). I can provide counseling (individual, group, and family) and complete Psychological Evaluations.
I look forward to working with your children and young adults, helping them to make progress, achieve their goals and become the best version of themselves!